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Long Tube Headers Help

Old 07-16-2007, 02:19 PM
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Has anyone switched from shortys to the long tubes and noticed a huge difference....

I have heard stories on blown cars picking up like 30-50 horse....

I ask because I know the Cats and shortys are taking some power away from me right now...(I heard a rumor that MA mightmake 95 and older cars exempt from Emissions next year so I can change it up..right after I get a sticker next month)
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:36 PM
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if your car has close to stock power going from shorties to lt's wont do much. but if ya have a high hp engine lt's would be better
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Old 07-16-2007, 02:52 PM
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I agree, I always laugh at the claims many aftermarket parts make about how much HP or TQ they add to your engine. When you read the fine print of that part that adds 50HP more (or 5-10%) you realize it's installed on a dyno monster of 450-500hp + so of course 50HP is expected.

Look for a % increase over an actual number. That is more realistic. Gain up to 5-7% or 10 %...
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:03 PM
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you do get more power from long tubes, but it is very easy to dent the lower 2 tubes on both sides on speed bumps and pulling into some driveways ( so where is your power when your tubes become half their normal size). so i would say take it easy on the bumps and wrap your starter. i got tired of my long tubes scraping and then losing a starter to heat soak. what a pain. i went back to a set of ceramic coated JBA shorties.
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Old 07-16-2007, 03:24 PM
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I have ceramic coated shorties now.....

my last dyno was 422 at the if I am only talking another 10-20 probably not worth the aggravation.....I will pick up 10-20 by loosing those Cats...
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Old 07-17-2007, 02:31 AM
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long tubes are worth installing, theyre not that bad for bumps as long as your not hitting them at full speed head on. they are definately worth it. and go with wrapping your starter as stated up above.
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